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London’s top Backstage Tours

London’s top Backstage Tours
Five of the best: London’s top Backstage Tours to enjoy in and around the West End
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Going behind the curtain can be an eye-opening experience. The sheer scale of West End theatres such as Drury Lane, the National or the Royal Opera House is hugely impressive and a backstage tour is a great opportunity to see the hidden world of costume departments, scene-building and technical magic.

London’s top Backstage Tours
  • National Theatre
  • Insight into the backstage life of the UK's national theatre complex.
  • South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7452 3400
  • Website
London’s top Backstage Tours
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • This historic theatre site has been in use since the 1660s. Explore this enormous theatre's backstage area and learn more about its history.
  • Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF (Map)
  • Tel: 0870 890 1109
  • Website
London’s top Backstage Tours
  • Royal Opera House
  • A fascinating peek into the workings of one of the world's great theatres.
  • Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7304 4000
  • Website
London’s top Backstage Tours
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • A tour of the theatre and exhibition entry to the recreation of Shakespeare's theatre
  • 21 New Globe Walk, London , SE1 9DT (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7902 1500
  • Website
London’s top Backstage Tours
  • London Coliseum
  • Explore Frank Matcham's masterpiece theatre and home to English National Opera.
  • St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES (Map)
  • Tel: 020 7845 9300
  • Website

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7 June 2010

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5 Responses to “London’s top Backstage Tours”
  1. Mattingley says:

    To be honest, the back stage tour of the Opera House, Covent Garden (which wasn’t ‘backstage’ at all really) was a little disappointing, although the guide was OK. I have heard that the National Theatre and Drury Lane tours are excellent.

  2. Aaron Noble-Jamieson says:

    can you please put on here the apollo victoria theatre

    • WestEndTheatre says:

      Sorry Aaron, the Apollo Victoria doesn’t currently run a regular scheduled backstage tour

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